An Overview of Monterrey

Monterrey was founded in 1596 by Diego de Montemayor and 12 other Spanish families. This city, now one of Mexico´s most important, celebrated its 400th birthday in 1996 with a series of spectacular and colorful events.

With a population of over 4 million, it is the second largest industrial and financial center of Mexico and headquarters of many well-known Mexican corporations. There are also over 300 US and European companies established in Monterrey, producing and offering a wide variety of products and services for the domestic market and export abroad.

Monterrey is also home to the world renown Monterrey Tec, Mexico´s most prestigious private university, plus a dozen other institutions of high education. It has three recognized and accredited schools of medicine and was just ranked at the levels of MIT, Stanford and Harvard in graduate studies. Although it is not a tourist town, Monterrey has some lovely surrounding areas, including typical towns and world-class museums to visit. Some of its most spectacular landmarks are its mountains (the name Monterrey literally means king of the mountain) like Saddle Mountain on the east, Chipinque, and the Sierra Madre mountain range to the south and the Mitre, to its west.

Monterrey is an interesting city to work and live in. But, perhaps one of its most valuable assets is its people. Known as regiomontanos, they are famed for being hard-working, straightforward and entrepreneurial. Best of all they are warm and friendly (source).

Religion in Mexico
The Mexican population is predominantly Catholic (roughly 84%), even though a much smaller percent (46%) attends church on a weekly basis. About 5.2% of the population was classified as Protestant or Evangelic, 2.1% were classified as “Non-Evangelical Biblical” (a classification that groups Adventists, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses), 0.05% as practicing Jews, and 2.5% without a religion. The largest group of Protestants are Pentecostals and Charismatics (source).

Would you pray that God would send more laborers to this city and country to lift His name high?

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